Amber: Welcome Marie Beau, fantasy author with an attraction to shapeshifters!
Amber: Why do you write fantasy?
Marie: I write many things actually, but fantasy is just the ultimate escape.
Amber: Why shapeshifters?
Marie: I have always loved this sub-genre. I don’t know what draws me to it. Werewolves don’t attract me so much, probably because I don’t think of them as beautiful animals, but other shifters are just so intriguing. Wouldn’t you just love to be able to run wild like a mountain lion or panther or puma? (Yes, I’m partial to cats.) Picture the muscles shifting as he runs. Watch the wind ruffle his fur. What would It feel like?
Amber:Why do readers love fantasy?
Marie: Oh, I think we all want to escape sometimes from this world we live in. And what better way to do it than to find a scenario that is totally unreal?
Amber: Would you write fantasy even if no one read it?
Marie: Well, I have to laugh. I’ve been writing for about ten years now and this is the first story to be published. So, would I write it even if no one read it? Absolutely. Even if it was only to keep it for myself. I write whatever is trying to get out of my imagination. If it happens to be a shifter, then that’s what comes out. All fiction is fantasy. It’s just a question of how far outside of reality the story falls.
More about Marie Beau - Living in New England, winter gives me lots of time to want to stay inside with a warm drink and a good book. I’ve been an avid reader all my life and my favorite pastime has always been reading. My daughter laughs at me because I never go anywhere without a book. (You just never know when you’ll be stuck in a traffic jam. Why not keep a book along, just in case.)
The writer in me was born when my daughter was very young. I read her the usual Dr. Seuss books, but eventually I started making up stories of my own. I created a whole neighborhood of girls that interacted in the stories and eventually she asked me to write them down. LOL. I’ve never sold any of my children’s stories. Maybe someday...
Here's a peek at Wolf! Lyssa Merrick has no intention of ever being involved with a wolf, but when Wolfe Reardon seeks her wildlife services she realizes choosing a mate is not always a conscious decision.
The jingle of the bells over the door announced his arrival. Lyssa sighed and dropped the tea ball into the cup of water.
I can do this.
She stepped into the front of the store and looked toward the door. Where is he? I know it was him. She frowned, turned back toward the kitchen, and screamed when a hand landed on her shoulder.
Without thinking, she gripped the hand, stepped into his side, and flipped him. Her eyes widened when she realized what she had done. I guess it’s not all about size after all. She practically giggled until she looked down at him, lying there so still. Perhaps he got the breath knocked out of him when he landed.
She shifted from foot to foot, staring at him, waiting for him to move, to open his eyes.
“Wolfe. Wolfe, I‟m sorry. You scared me.” She ran a hand through her hair setting it all askew she was sure. “Come on Wolfe, you didn‟t land that hard,” she whispered. She knelt down to check his pulse only to have her hand snared and drawn to his chest. His eyes popped open, a grin spreading across his face.
Lyssa jerked back, trying to get free. “Okay, joke‟s over. You can let me go now.” She struggled to straighten and pull her hand out of his grasp but instead found herself sprawled on top of him when he tugged her down.
“Easy kitty, no claws…”
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